Eric S. Schlichter has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Houston, bringing nearly two decades of experience litigating patent infringement and trade secret cases for clients in the oil and gas and technology industries.
Schlichter has served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving oil and gas drilling technology and environmental protection equipment, as well as matters dealing with consumer electronics and e-commerce. He also counsels clients on intellectual property enforcement and procurement, litigation strategy, and due diligence investigation for acquisitions and divestitures. He has extensive trial experience in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, among the country’s busiest venues for patent litigation.
In addition to his litigation work, Schlichter for the past five years has authored the annual updates of Thomson Reuters’ Employee Noncompetition Law treatise, which covers statutory and common law rules, major issues and practical considerations of employee restrictive agreements, including those related to intellectual property. He joins McGuireWoods from Winston & Strawn in Houston.